The Yonge Street corridor through Downtown Toronto continues to attract development, with an ever-increasing number of high-rise condominiums either proposed or already under construction in close proximity to the thoroughfare and and its subway line. The latest development to add to the mix will rise on a vacant lot just east of Wellesley Station, between Yonge and Church Streets, to be known as 50 at Wellesley Station by developer Plaza.

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

Plans call for a tower rising to 37 storeys from an integrated 5-storey podium, designed by Quadrangle Architects. Renderings show the building's entrance sheltered by a warm-hued canopy, with abstracted tree branches climbing across the podium's façade, as well as being imprinted on the building's balconies. A smaller canopy signalling an entrance to the building will include an opening allowing a pine tree to grow through.

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoEntrance to 50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

Completion and occupancy of the building are slated for 2017, and activity has already been spotted at the vacant lot on the north side of Wellesley, as crews begin work on the development's presentation centre. For now, here is a look at the long vacant lot as seen on Google Street View. It will be good to see the urban fabric repaired here.

50 at Wellesley Station, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoSite of 50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Google

While not much is known about the project's specifics yet, more detailed renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the conversation? Check out the associated Forum threads, or join in the discussion by leaving a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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